I can’t quite figure out why the three leading eBook companies make it so hard to find books on the iPad.
The other day my daughter wanted a princess book so I opened up iBooks on the iPad and searched. I could search for books in the store, but, much to my surprise, I could not search by category or price. This left us with a ton of search results that we didn’t want.
Then I hopped over to the Kindle app and it was even worse. They don’t even have a way to find other Kindle books. It just amazes me that Amazon has no way for iOS users to search the Kindle store from within the Kindle application. Even a link to Amazon.com would be better than nothing.
The third book app I tried was the Nook. Once again it includes no way of browsing the Nook bookstore.
I’m not so sure why companies don’t make searching bookstores easier from within their own apps. Everyone makes book apps, but then fall short when it comes to finding other books that might interest the user. Isn’t that where you’d make your money? Seems like a no brainer to me.